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Smart Technology, Digital Disruption, the Internet of Things, and CIOs

Smart Technology, Digital Disruption, and the Internet of Things: key topics at this year’s annual Logistics CIO Forum which will be held at the Hyatt Place, Schiphol Amsterdam this year. On February 16 and 17 Top IT executives at logistics companies will come together to discuss the latest trends and developmenst in their field. LogisticsMatter has again joined eyefortransport as a […]

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Missed Deliveries? They’re History!

Just last month, Dutch logistics startup Sesam Solutions launched the Parcer: a safe way to not only receive packages, but also to send them. When you are not there. Not there at all! Last week I sat down with Sesam Solutions’ CEO Hans van Nikkelen Kuijper to talk about their innovation, which will make missed deliveries a thing of the past. […]

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amazon Reveals Most Viable Prime Air Drone Design, Yet.

amazon has revealed a new Prime Air drone design on the Prime Air page and they’ve let former Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson reveal the new design in a short video, which shows actual footage of a drone delivery. All steps of the process are followed. The item is ordered, picked, packed and loaded into, yes, into the drone. The drone then […]

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SCM According to Gretzky: A Great Supply Chain is Where Demand is Going to be

“A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be.” – Wayne Gretzky In this case quoted by Rick Desmarais of Johnson & Johnson Health Care Systems Inc. and also my similarity with LogiMed. Not that I’m an Ice-hockey player but I am a professional athlete and also playing […]

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Drones vs. Robots. The Delivery War is on!

There’s someone at the door with a delivery, but in the near future that will change, at least that is what two Skype co-founders, Ahti Heinla and Janus Friis, envision with their startup Starship. And most of you probably expect that they want you to look up for your delivery, but that’s not the case. While most delivery systems make use […]

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Driving Value and Supply Chain Excellence Key Topics at LogiMed 2015

This will be the third time that LogisticsMatter is Media Partner to LogiMed Europe. LogiMed is Europe’s leading medical device supply chain and logistics event. The event tagline is: “Drive Profitability. Optimise Working Capital. Improve Bottom Line”: Something which I’m sure the over 200 senior supply chain professionals expected at the conference will love to hear more about. This year the […]

Safer Roads Through Thirsty Concrete, Yes, Thirsty Concrete

Concrete that absorbs a whopping 600 liters of water per square meter per minute! You have to see it to believe it. Luckily Tarmac, the company that has invented this permeable concrete system called Topmix Permeable, has made a video. Through the voids in the concrete the water can be transported to drainage systems where it can enter the ground […]

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5 Years LogisticsMatter, and 5 Takeaways for Aspiring Bloggers

September 25th marked the 5 year anniversary of LogisticsMatter.com. When I started LogisticsMatter I never dreamed it would turn into what it is today. Since the start I have received a lot of recognition, as you can see on the right of the page. I am both proud and thankful for getting to this point. Let me tell you how this […]

Logistics, Drones, and Music Festivals: The Friend Finder

I recently came across a marketing stunt by Pepsi called “Friend Finder” which actually combines two of my biggest passions. Music and Logistics. I don’t have to explain the second one, right? You are here. It is obvious. The first one I have not talked about much here yet, but believe you me: Music is the other of my two […]

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Carpooling, Yes, Carpooling for Goods: Sjipit

I can hear most of my non-Dutch readers think: Sji-what?? Sjipit. It’s Ship It written phonetically in Dutch. It may be the first time you hear about it, so let me start with how I first heard about it. I love LinkedIn and browse my timeline multiple times a day. It’s nice to see what’s happening with your connections, and it’s […]

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